In the US, the election day was not even a public holiday, yet in Kenya, Thursday Nov 6 has been declared a public holiday. Bana, I know quite a few people in the diaspora who are feeling somewhat embarrassed because of that.
A lost opportunity for more commerce to take place, wealth to be created. (except for the local pubs where the frothy stuff will be in full flow).
One of the reasons the US is such a powerful economy is because of work ethic. A good number of public holidays celebrated in Kenya are ordinary working days in the US.
This vision 2030 business requires more working hard and smart, less bumming celebrating. If you must celebrate.. celebrate and work at the same time.
There are still IDPs in camps by the way.
There's still the Waki and Kriegler reports that cannot be wished away.
There are still HUGE GAPING POTHOLES on a good number of our roads.
Poverty is still a major issue
Change? In Kenya? Nah? Just business as usual - with the usual over-indulgence of all things political. Boring!